Become a Member
Sailing is an enticing sport, which caters for people from all backgrounds and abilities. Whether you are looking for an athletic and competitive outlet or simply a fun and social way to spend time with your friends and family, it is the perfect leisure activity.
Membership at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria(RYCV) will allow you to develop your passion for sailing with plenty of opportunities for both racing and cruising. Learn to sail programs are available and our members welcome new additions to their crew. Back onshore the club hosts a variety of social events, utilising the dining area, bar, decking and lawn to our greatest advantage. The Membership Brochure will help to explain more about being a member at RYCV.
To become a member at RYCV:
Fill out and sign an application form
Have your nomination form signed by a member* of at least two years standing (not applicable for Junior and Social membership applications)
*from the Life, Honorary Life, Senior, Sailing or Family membership categories
Return both of the completed forms to the office.
Your forms will be passed onto our RYCV Membership Committee.
If your application is successful for nomination, your name will be placed on our noticeboard for a period of 14 days, and advertised in our weekly e-mail newsletter.
Your application will be reviewed by our General Committee.
If there are no objections to your application, you will receive a letter officially welcoming you to the Club. You will receive your membership card once your membership subscription has been paid.
Crucial Dates for membership processing for 2018
Membership Application Deadline
|Membership Meeting||General Committee Meeting||New Member Inductions|
|23 January 2018||
14 days on notice board
|13 Feb 2018||Last Monday|
|23 February||13 March||Last Monday|
|20 March||10 April||Last Monday||Friday 13 April 2018|
|19 April||8 May||Last Monday|
|22 May||12 June||Last Monday|
|19 June||10 July||Last Monday||Friday 13 July 2018|
|24 July||14 August||Last Monday|
|21 August||11 Sept||Last Monday|
|18 September||9 Oct||Last Monday||Friday 12 October 2018|
|30 October||20 November||Last Monday|
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) has a number of membership categories. Use the table below to determine which one is most suitable for you.
|Boat on register||-||-||-||OTB only|
|Marina or Hard stand berth*||-||-||-||
|Discounted yard and marina services||-||-||-|
|Car parking*||-||-||Sundays only|
|Vote on motions at General Meetings||-||-||-|
|Vote in Committee elections||-||-|
|Nominate Committee candidates||
|Serve on General Committee||-||-||-||-|
|Yard service discount||-||-||-|
|Discounted bar prices|
|Invite guest to the Club|
|Rights with Reciprocal Clubs|
|Club Boat Hire***||-|
*Subject to availability
**A Family member is defined as a spouse/permanent companion or sibling (under the age of 18) of a Senior Member
***Eligibility criteria applies
RYCV Membership fees can be paid on an annual or monthly basis. Direct debit is also available.
The Yachting Victoria and Australian Sailing Levy is an additional cost to your subscription, ranging between $45-$100, depending on your membership category.
There is an additional $25 fee for a new or replacement membership card, which grants you access to the Club and acts as proof of your membership.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.